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Prasanthi Nilayam canteens

There are three canteens in Prasanthi Nilayam. Devotees are expected to eat here, since one shouldn't cook in the rooms. The food is plentiful and inexpensive, usually costing between 5 and 100 rupees --no more than $2 US dollars. Of course, only vegetarian food (no eggs, also) is served.

Men and women are seated separately in the canteens.

Food offered to God is free from the evil vibrations that injure the individual in subtle ways. Since food has subtle impact on the feelings and thoughts, you have to be ever vigilant.
Sai Sathya Baba, 6 March 1970

South Indian Canteen
The Indian canteen is locatedjust inside the ashram gate. Indian style breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served the Indian way --you can get a spoon if you want, but it's far more fun to eat Indian style, with your hand. Breakfast is especially good, serving idlis, vadas, ugma, and the like.

For this canteen, you have to buy coupons in a kiosk beside West Prasanthi 2 --just across the road from the canteen.

Breakfast: 6:30 to 8:30
Lunch: 11:00 to 13:00
Tea: 15:30 to 17:00
Dinner: 18:30 to 20-30

North Indian Canteen
A separate canteen catering to North Indian taste is behind the Round Building 3. Excellent food, not too spicy. Payment is in cash (rupees). There may be times when it is not open.

Breakfast: not open for breakfast
Lunch: 11:00 to 12:30
Dinner: 18:30 to 20:00

Western Canteen
Located between Round Buildings 2 and 3, it caters to the western palate. Salads, soups, noodles, rice, sandwiches, potatoes, vegetables, and desserts are among the menu. Payment is in cash (rupees). There may be times when it is not open.

Breakfast: 07:30 to 09:00, 09:30 to 10:15
Lunch: 12:30 to 13:30
Dinner: 18:30 to 20:00